The-Dream The-Dream
American musician
The-Dream The-Dream
Terius Youngdell Nash, better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is known for co-writing chart topping hits such as "Baby" for Justin Bieber, "Umbrella" for Rihanna and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" for Beyoncé, as well as for his three solo albums, Love Hate, Love vs. Money, and Love King.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 32
    Nash was arrested on May 7, 2014 on charges of felony assault and strangulation, reckless endangerment and child endangerment against his then-pregnant girlfriend Lydia Nam for his alleged actions on April 4, 2013 while they were staying at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
    More Details Hide Details Studio albums Dream produces songs with Tulisa Contostavlos for her debut stdio album The Female Boss (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/mar/17/terius-nash-the-dream)
    In the summer of 2014, The-Dream released his first free mixtape called Royalty: The Prequel (EP) to launch to the public his new work.
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    However, as of 2014, he was listed as being on the artist roster of major label Capitol Records.
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    On January 8, 2014, he revealed that he had left Def Jam Recordings and was now independent.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    Nash was arrested in June 2013 in Newport Beach, California for an alleged domestic violence incident but his girlfriend Lydia Nam declined to press charges.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    On the Love King track "Sex Intelligent (Remix)," The-Dream sang that he would release a follow-up album titled Love Affair on June 7, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On that intended release date, The-Dream released a medley of two new songs titled Body Work / Fuck My Brains Out as a free download followed by an album titled 1977 on August 31, 2011, also as a free download. Def Jam Recordings released 1977 commercially on December 18, 2012 with a modified track list and the new title Terius Nash: 1977. Love Affair was delayed repeatedly and the name was changed to The Love, IV, Love IV: Diary of a Madman, Love IV MMXII, and finally IV Play. In the nearly three years between Love King and IV Play, The-Dream released the singles "Roc" and "Dope Bitch", which were not included on the final track list for IV Play. IV Play was released on May 28, 2013. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Big Sean, Pusha T, Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, Kelly Rowland, Gary Clark Jr. and Fabolous and the singles "Slow It Down" and "IV Play."
  • 2010
    Age 28
    The couple announced their separation on July 12, 2010 after photos surfaced of Nash with his assistant. Their divorce was finalized on October 23, 2011. In 2012, Nash then briefly dated Lydia Nam, who welcomed their son in 2013. Nash married Lalonne Nash (born Lalonne Martinez) in July 2014.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons, Lord (born in 2015) and Heir (born in the summer of 2016).).
    In 2010, The-Dream was criticized for his cover of Aaliyah's song "One in a Million".
    More Details Hide Details Upon the release of the song, fans of Aaliyah voiced distaste for The-Dream's rendition on radio shows and blog sites. John Calvert of The Quietus writes that The-Dream's "stadium-R&B reinvented the genre as a mythological epic", citing it as an influence on Frank Ocean's 2012 song "Pyramids". Allmusic editor Andy Kellman writes that, with Carlos McKinney and Tricky Stewart, The-Dream "seized possession of the belt for the electronic pop-R&B division, once held by innovators Leon Sylvers III, Kashif and Morrie Brown, Prince, Jam & Lewis, Teddy Riley, Timbaland and Missy Elliott, and the Neptunes".
  • 2009
    Age 27
    In early 2009, The-Dream began working with Christina Milian on her fourth studio album Elope, which led to her signing a joint-deal with Radio Killa Records.
    More Details Hide Details The-Dream said that when he was building his label, he went looking for Milian because he believed she was a talented singer. The singer confirmed that her second single would be a duet with The-Dream called "Supersonic". Elope was never released and the material she recorded with The-Dream was scrapped after her marriage to Nash ended.
    In 2009, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart co-wrote and produced the album How to Be a Lady: Volume 1 by the R&B girl group Electrik Red.
    More Details Hide Details The-Dream has also been a featured artist on singles by artists such as Plies, LL Cool J, Dear Jayne, Gym Class Heroes, Sterling Simms, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Jamie Foxx, and Snoop Dogg.
    On March 10, 2009, The-Dream released his second album Love vs. Money.
    More Details Hide Details He re-teamed with Tricky Stewart, who produced most of the tracks on the album, and Los da Mystro. The album featured Mariah Carey, Kanye West, and Lil Jon and featured the singled "Rockin' That Shit", "Walkin' on the Moon" and "Sweat It Out". Upon its release, the album received general acclaim from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 83/100 from Metacritic and it was more commercially successful than its predecessor, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200. During the making of Love King, he recorded a song with T-Pain and expressed that he would like to make a collaborative album with Kanye West in the future. In January 2010, The-Dream officially stated he was finished recording the album and he called it the best of his three albums. The album was released on June 29, 2010. Before the album's release, The-Dream announced that Love King will be his last solo album. Once again produced by The-Dream, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, and Los da Mystro, the album spawned the singles "Love King" and "Make Up Bag." Despite positive reviews from critics, the album was less commercially successful than Love vs. Money, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    Their divorce was finalized on June 15, 2008. Nash began dating Christina Milian in early 2009 and she became pregnant. The Daily Mail reported that "the pregnancy was a surprise, but they were getting married regardless." They were engaged in June 2009 and married on September 4, 2009 at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. Nash said in an interview that Nivea was still a good friend of his, and that she was also friends with Milian. Five months after their wedding, Nash filed divorce papers in Georgia on February 17, 2010, just nine days before Christina gave birth to their daughter on February 26, 2010.
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    In June 2008, The-Dream was named Best New Artist at the BET Awards.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    Released December 11, 2007, on The-Dream's Def Jam imprint Radio Killa Records, the album featured the singles "Shawty Is a 10", "Falsetto" and "I Luv Your Girl" and received generally positive reviews from critics, as Rolling Stone called it "one of the most likable R&B records of the year" and UrbanMusicReviews.com said that the singer had "hit a home run."
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    In 2007 Nash signed a record contract with Def Jam Recordings and began working on his debut studio album Love Hate.
    More Details Hide Details The album was produced by The-Dream, his production partner Tricky Stewart, and Los da Mystro, and featured Fabolous and Rihanna. The album was written and recorded in eight days with twelve tracks making the final cut.
    He spent two years working on Nivea's second album Complicated, which he executive produced, and continued to write and produce with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Laney's brother, which led to Rihanna's 2007 hit "Umbrella". "Umbrella" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    After dating for six months, Nash married his girlfriend Nivea in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Together they had three children, daughter Navy Talia (on May 10, 2005) and twin sons London and Christian (April 19, 2006). Nivea filed for legal separation on December 10, 2007. Nash said that although he was in love with Nivea, his lack of experience in a family growing up meant he was "not taught how much more than love takes to run a relationship. Like, 'cause love isn't just where it's gonna end. It can't start and stop with love. There has to be a certain amount of knowledge and patience that's acquired in order to keep it going and keep it straight, and I found out the hard way."
  • OTHER
  • 1977
    Age -5
    Born on September 20, 1977.
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